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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Pacifica, California, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. My friend and I went as our life's trip as we are both into animals. We saw everything the first day. Our tracker, Norman, and driver, Jaimie, were just wonderful. The South African people are the nicest, happiest people we have ever met. The watering hole was dry due to...

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Arathusa for four nights, with 8 game drives. upon arrival at Nelspruit, we were transferred by a professional driver who is also a tracker and we were already able to spot Elephants and Cape Buffalo during the 3 hours drive to the resort. upon check-in we quickly changed to catch the first afternoon game drive. the rooms...

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is slightly different than most of the camps that we stay at in Africa. We have been to Africa a lot, mostly Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, including the Country of South Africa. If you were planning you first trip to Africa and have never been before and a bit apprehensive about going. South Africa is your best choice...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow just wow I can't say enough about this place. Amazing people amazing place amazing food (the chef the best greets you at every dinner) the guides, the guides are all good BUT ROY AND CHRIS are hands down the best they are funny prompt and go above and beyond to make your safari the best. We saw everything we...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In April 2016 we visited Arathusa for the first time. We had a great time with breathtaking sightings so we decided to come back. So the expectations were very high and we just ended our second four nights stay in this lodge from November 14th till November 18th. And it was great again and all our expectations were met and...

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Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First and foremost, if you don't get Rein and DeBeer as your ranger/tracker combo, you should probably lay down and scream or hold your breath until you do... We had two game drives everyday, and each one was different than the one before. Rein is comedy, makes a lot of Top Gear jokes, and actually tells you about the animals'...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was different to the Safari camps we stayed in in Tanzania & Zambia as you stay in luxury villas rather than tents & it gives it a more hotel feel. It was also bigger, & on Safari we had to share with up to 8 people in the land rovers ( cruisers) instead of 2 in the other places....

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Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at Arathusa after taking a flight on South African Airlink from Nelsprut to a private airstrip10 mins from the lodge.On the first day we had seen all the big 5 including 3 lioness's with their kill and a leopard.Our guide/driver Shaun;s knowledge of birds was outstanding identifying any bird on sight or by their call.The next...

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Playa del Carmen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to stay at Arathusa Safari Lodge for 2 nights at the beginning of November 2016 and was really impressed. This was not my first safari experience as I lived in Kenya for a while and went several times to Tsavo and Masai Mara, however this was so different. Being in a private game reserve offers you...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is difficult to fault Arathusa on any level. You can fly in and land on the private airstrip. You probably will see the Big Five several times if you are here for any length of time. The waterhole where the Lodge is set, even when dry, is a stage for animal activity. The chef is superbly adept at creating...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Arathusa Safari Lodge

Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathusa Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Arathusa Safari Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Hotel Arathusa Safari
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“Any room facing the water is a great room”
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“Bush view for more aminals! Luxury rooms well worth the extra cost!”
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“Rooms away from lodge with pool”
 of 5 bubbles craigm528, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“A room with a view of the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles frankj, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the water are the best.”
 of 5 bubbles nytxson, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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